Chestnut Stuffing


We have had this chestnut stuffing recipe every Thanksgiving for my entire life (26 years — that's a lot of stuffing!). It is truly a family tradition. Trust me, this is the best stuffing you'll ever taste. A big "thanks" goes out to my Nana, the best cook in the Midwest.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins


  • 2 cups chestnuts

  • 1 ½ cups margarine

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 2 (1 pound) loaves day-old bread, cubed

  • 3 large eggs

  • ¼ cup milk


  1. Cut slits in the surface of chestnuts with a sharp knife. Place chestnuts in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain, peel, and chop.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Melt margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in chestnuts, onion, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper, and cook until onions are tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium baking dish and mix with cubed bread.

  4. Beat together eggs and milk in a small bowl. Drizzle over cubed bread mixture.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the surface is crisp and lightly browned, 30 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
20g Fat
38g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 744mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 177mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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